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  • Brandon Wash
    March 6, 2023 Caleb Jarvis

    Brandon Wash

    Brandon Wash is the Students and Families Pastor at Legacy Church in Plano, TX. He is passionate about two things for his ministry: helping students know that choosing Jesus is the best decision they could ever make, and what God...

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  • Gary Vander Wiele
    January 31, 2023 Caleb Jarvis

    Gary Vander Wiele

    Gary Vander Wiele is a high school teacher in Houston's Bay Area and a volunteer at Clear Creek Community Church. He holds a bachelor's degree in Theology from Houston Baptist University and a Master of Divinity from Midwestern Baptist Theological...

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  • Olivia Emert
    December 2, 2022 Caleb Jarvis

    Olivia Emert

    Olivia Emert is a missionary kid who has lived and served in Zambia, Africa since 2014 with Poetice Zambia ( She enjoys being homeschooled, photography, and writing her blog. Olivia loves seeing Jesus work in the lives of others and...

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  • Dustin Stewart
    November 14, 2022 Hannah Solomon

    Dustin Stewart

    Dustin Stewart is the Associate Pastor and Minister of Students/Education at Ridglea Heights Baptist Church in Escatawpa, Mississippi. For 16 years he has served there and his passion for discipleship and outreach has only grown during that time. He also...

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  • Ben Birdsong
    November 7, 2022 Hannah Solomon

    Ben Birdsong

    Dr. Ben Birdsong is a church and para-church student ministry veteran and currently serves as the Minister of Missions at Christ Church Birmingham in Birmingham, Alabama. He is also an adjunct professor teaching children, youth, and family ministries at Birmingham...

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  • James Maasen
    October 24, 2022 James Maasen

    James Maasen

    James Maasen has spent several years serving in youth ministry and now leads a house church in St Louis. He and his wife run For the Good Marketing, a marketing company that serves churches, nonprofits, and small businesses. James is passionate about seeing...

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  • October 17, 2022 Kate Huff

    Kate Huff

    Kate is a twenty-year veteran of student ministry and served students in many capacities over the years. Currently, she volunteers with students at First Baptist Simpsonville in South Carolina. While she spends her days in operations, her evenings are full...

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  • Richard Parker
    September 26, 2022 Richard Parker

    Richard Parker

    Richard Parker is the resident youth ministry guru at YM360. Richard has served as a youth minister for the past 41 years. ("Shockingly, he was Les' youth minister yet STILL decided to stay in ministry"!) He is currently co-pastor and...

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  • Nick Clason
    August 19, 2022 Matthew Smith

    Nick Clason

    Nick is a youth ministry veteran with over a decade of church leadership experience and a creator of tons of youth ministry resources. He currently serves as Student Pastor for the Orland Park campus of Parkview Christian Church, a large...

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  • Drew Tilton
    July 29, 2022 Drew Tilton

    Drew Tilton

    Drew Tilton was a youth pastor for over a decade serving in multiple churches in and around Southern California. He now helps Christian authors, organizations, and churches complete and publish their written and creative projects through his company Asio Creative...

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  • Leon Edwards
    June 20, 2022 Matthew Smith

    Leon Edwards

    Leon is a 2018 graduate of Moody Bible Institute with a BA in youth ministry. Having served in various youth ministry roles over the last five years, he currently serves as Student Ministries Director at Journey Community Church located just...

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  • Jeremy Emert
    June 6, 2022 Matthew Smith

    Jeremy Emert

    Jeremy graduated from Mississippi College in 1998 with a BA in Christian Studies. He also has an MDIV from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Jeremy has served with Student Life as a Camp Director, been an interim youth pastor, and is...

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